World News

European Industrial Investments Soar
Direct investment for European industrial and logistics property reached €6.0 billion for the first half of the year, a 57 percent increase from last year and the highest investment volume for a half since 2007.
China Moving Ahead With World's Tallest Building
Despite skepticism from the global building community, a Chinese company staged a ground-breaking ceremony this week to announce the start of construction on the next world's tallest building.
Hotel Developers Returning to Mexico and Caribbean
As investor interest returns to the Caribbean and Mexico, the region's total active hotel pipeline has more than doubled in the last six months, according to STR Global.
Asia is top for property investments: expert
Asia is the world's top destination for property investments, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s Executive Chairman Carlo Sant’Albano.
Property Investors Returning to Vietnam
After a torrid two years that saw its real estate market freeze, Vietnam is beginning to attract interest from overseas investors once again. Though the market has yet to bottom, early adopters are betting the upturn is to come soon.
Chinese Company Buys Iconic London Building
In the latest move into London by Chinese companies, insurer Ping An has purchased the Grade-1 listed Lloyd's of London tower from Commerz Real AG for £260 million ($385 million).
Interview: Sonu Shivdasani, CEO, Soneva Resorts
Sonu Shivdasani is the founder and CEO of Soneva Resorts, an international resort brand he set up with his wife Eva in 1995. They were the first hoteliers to bring five-star luxury to the Maldives and the first company to offer homes for sale there.
Good Urban Design Losing in Miami Beach
The battle of the superstar architects in Miami Beach is shaping up as something of a draw. Both architects--as well as good design--are losing to the bureaucrats, who are moving to put their own boring stamp on the project.
Five Great American Estates
In honor of the Fourth of July, we spotlight five luxury estates for sale throughout the United States. Nothing says red, white and blue like a grand, sprawling property, the epitome of the American dream.
US Home Prices Post Biggest Jump in Seven Years
U.S. home prices increased 12.2 percent in May from a year earlier, the largest yearly increase since 2006, according to the latest numbers from CoreLogic.